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Chelmsley Team Newsletter 14/5/24


Sceptre Week, tackling knife crime.



Do you know where this is?

Yep, Chelmsley Wood has a Knife surrender bin, helping us get knives of our streets. Anyone can anonymously deposit knives into the bin, it is situated at the bottom of the stairwell & escalators opposite the Town Centre car park.

Would you like to give us information about Knife Crime or those carrying knives? You can do so anonymously via crimestoppers.

Check out Fearless 



Play your part in reducing knife crime by reporting people you know or suspect may be carrying a knife.





Officers have been on the Town Centre talking to residents & students about Sceptre week and how we are reducing knife crime. Thank you to everyone who stopped for a chat.

Talking to your teenagers about the dangers of carrying knives check out Chelmsley Team Newsletter 14/5/24




BIG thanks to our colleagues from WMP Traffic & Smithswood Neighbourhood Team, today, Tuesday 14th May, they worked alongside partner agencies DVSA, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency & SMBC’s Taxi Licensing officers to tackle all things traffic. They set up on the car park of North Solihull Sports centre and our Officers travelled around the area and escorted drivers in to be checked out. A number of Penalty notices were issued for various offences such as illegal window tints & not wearing seat belts. Vehicles were seized for not having insurance and one vehicle was found to be stolen on false number plates. A good day’s work keeping our roads & residents safe.


Crime updates

  • Over the last 6 weeks a shed in the rear garden of a residence on Coleshill Road has had the lock broken and gardening items from inside have been stolen.
  • Between 07:00hrs on the 7th & 10:25hrs on the 8th May, the front number plate was taken from a Mercedes in Rowan Way.
  • Between 14:35 – 15:58hrs on 8th May, the rear driver’s side window of a VW Golf was smashed on Cambridge Drive, offender/s looked through contents within vehicle but nothing was taken.
  • Between 16:30 – 23:47hrs on 8th May, offenders who arrived in a black Vauxhall Astra stripped the front of a Ford Focus on Oak Croft.
  • Overnight 9-10th May, a Ford Puma was stolen from Elmdon Road.
  • Overnight 9-10th May, a BMW was broken into on Crossman Close and the owner’s wallet and personal items were taken. 
  • At 02:00hrs on 10th May, a Ford Focus was stolen from Hidcote Grove. Males with face coverings arrived on electric bikes and used a relay device to enter and take the vehicle.
  • At 02:00hrs on 10th May, 3 males on 2 bikes attempted to break into a property on Kitegreen Close. Offenders broke the side door lock but didn’t get into the residence.
  • Overnight 10-11th May, the front bumper/lights was taken from a Ford Fiesta in Circus Avenue
  • Also overnight 10-11th May, the front bumper/lights of a Ford Fiesta in Chester Close
  • Around 02:10hrs on 12th May, a home owner disturbed an offender on Hamar Way as they were searching through a VW Passat. The glove box and boot had been entered and a mobile phone taken.
  • At 14:00hrs on 12th May, an offender as taken two hanging baskets from a garden in Kettlewell Way.
  • At 14:57 on 12th May, 2 male offenders entered a property on Coralin Close and used force on the occupant to steal items such as phones, laptop & wallet.
  • Between 18:00hrs on 12th & 06:30 on 13th May, offender/s have cut a hole in the side of a Ford Transit on Chiswick Walk and stole items from inside.
  • Overnight 12-13th May, Cash was taken from inside a BMW on Charlbury Avenue, entry method unknown.


    We held a very busy Cuppa with a Coppa drop in session at Three Trees o Monday night and have booked in to do this monthly, the next one being Thursday 27th June 18:00x19:30hrs followed by Monday 15th July.


    Stay safe and well


    PCSO Poole

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